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Meet the Indian cricket team’s newest swing bowling sensation - MS Dhoni

On the eve of India’s first ODI clash against Sri Lanka in Dharamshala on Sunday, BCCI shared a video of MS Dhoni bowling to all-rounder Axar Patel during a practice session.

india vs sri lanka 2017 Updated: Dec 10, 2017 12:37 IST
Ankit Kumar Singh
Ankit Kumar Singh
Hindustan Times, Mumbai
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MS Dhoni was spotted bowling quick deliveries to Axar Patel in the nets at Dharamshala. (PTI)

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On the eve of India’s first ODI clash against visiting Sri Lankans in Dharamshala on Sunday, Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) shared a video of Dhoni bowling swinging deliveries to all-rounder Axar Patel during a practice session. Though he clearly overstepped the bowling mark as revealed by slow motion effect, the delivery zipped past Axar as the southpaw tried to defend it.

This is not the first instance of Dhoni rolling his arms over, though. Earlier this year just before the start of an ODI against Australia in Indore in September, he was seen bowling leg spinners in the company of young Chinaman sensation, Kuldeep Yadav. Notably, Dhoni has bowled in international cricket too and has an ODI scalp to his name.

Sunday’s match marks the former Indian skipper’s return to international cricket after a short break. Recently, he was spotted spending time with Indian soldiers in Kashmir, a gesture that received a lot of appreciation from his fans on social media.

The break also gave him an opportunity to spend quality time with his family as evidenced by his pictures with wife Sakshi and daughter Ziva on Instagram and Twitter.

First Published: Dec 10, 2017 12:10 IST